The mind-boggling amounts of the bailouts Congress has passed and is still debating, plus shocking Wall Street frauds, seem to have plunged some lawmakers into a silly season. Ohio state legislators this month held a surprise hearing on a … [Read more...] about Con Con Is a Terrible Idea
Less than half of eligible voters cast their ballots on November 5. Voter turnout hasn't been that low since 1924. Should we blame the American people for not doing their civic duty, or the media for not giving adequate coverage to stimulate us … [Read more...] about Why Was Voter Turnout So Low?
One of the most popular and successful grassroots movements of the last decade has been the movement for Term Limits. All polls show that more than 70 percent of Americans support Term Limits for Members of Congress. This majority is based on the … [Read more...] about Beware Of Con Con Hidden In Term Limits Petition
The so-called Conference of the States (COS), which was originally planned to sail through state legislatures without controversy and even without hearings, and culminate in a media event in Philadelphia in October, is failing to get its resolutions … [Read more...] about The Conference of the States Is Failing
What’s Wrong with “The Conference of the States”? Similar resolutions calling for a “Conference of the States” (COS) have been passed this year in at least four teen State Legislatures from Arizona to Virginia, defeated in more than twelve … [Read more...] about What’s Wrong with “The Conference of the States”? — April 1995
The Conference of the States (COS), which is called "an action plan to restore balance in the federal system," is moving rapidly through State Legislatures. On the surface, this proposal looks like just a plan to support states' rights within our … [Read more...] about Beware of the Conference of the States